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Special Program for 2018


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Deconstructing a Web and Mobile App


Watch as Alpha Software President and Co-founder Selwyn Rabins deconstructs a complete Web
and Mobile application system:

   - See how to build the mobile part
    - See how to build the web part
    - See how to tie the mobile and web parts together into one integrated system
    - Learn how the apps are deployed to Alpha Launch and Alpha Cloud 

It’s the ultimate overview of Alpha Anywhere capabilities and development life cycle. 

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Just Announced: "Meet the Doctor" 2018

At Alpha DevCon 2018, we're offering a limited number of complimentary, 30-minute face-to-face meetings with an Alpha Anywhere engineer. Learn more. 


Alpha Software Speakers


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Richard Rabins
CEO

 

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Selwyn Rabins
President
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Dan Bricklin
CTO
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Bob Moore
VP/Mobility

 

 

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Kurt Rayner
VP/R&D
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Cian Chambliss
Sr. Programmer
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Lenny Forziati
VP/Internet Products & Technical Services
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Greg Bohling
Professional Services Manager

 

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Terry Smith
Software Engineer
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Sarah Mitchell
Technical Writer
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Dion McCormick
Lead Solutions Engineer
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Chris Martin
Solutions Engineer
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Dave McCormick
VP/Product Management
  • Alpha DevCon 2018 MC
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Morris Porter
VP/Sales

Special Panels


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Alpha Anywhere Engineering Panel

A freeform Q&A session with the team that designed and developed Alpha Anywhere.
Moderator: Selwyn Rabins, President, Alpha Software
Panelists: Dan Bricklin, CTO; Cian Chambliss, Sr. Programmer; Kurt Rayner, VP/R&D; Lenny Forziati, VP/Internet Products & Technical Services; Bob Moore, VP/Mobility; Terry Smith, Software Engineer

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Executive Panel: The Future of Mobile in Business

A panel discussion of some of the hottest topics in app development and IT today -- machine learning, artifical intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, development speed, Mobile Centers of Excellence, and more -- with some of the top executives attending the conference this year.
Moderator: Morris Porter, Vice President/Sales


DEVCON 2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE*


  Wednesday
8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome (Presented by Richard Rabins, CEO, Alpha Software Corporation)
9:15 AM Deconstructing a Web and Mobile App (Selwyn Rabins, President, Alpha Software Corporation)
10:00 AM What's New In Alpha Anywhere (Selwyn Rabins, President, Alpha Software Corporation)
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Executive Panel (Moderated by Morris Porter, VP/Sales, Alpha Software Corporation)
noon Lunch
  Track 1: Speeding Development and Deployment of Sophisticated Business Apps Track 2: Empowering Citizen Developers to Build Mobile/Web Apps
1:00 PM Technical Session: Using Node .JS with Alpha Anywhere - Using Node .JS in your Ajax callbacks Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD) 
2:00 PM Technical Session: Source Control - Exploring Alpha Anywhere's built-in GITHub integration and how it can help with versioning and working with teams Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD) 
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Technical Session: API Publishing - Publishing APIs with Alpha Anywhere Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD) 
4:00 PM Technical Session: API Consumption - Using the Swagger, OAS and API Explorer to easily integrate with 3rd party APIs Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD) 
5:00 PM Break
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  Thursday
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Technical Session: Lightning Fast Deployments and Redeployments - How to use Alpha Launch Instant Update and the PhoneGap shell to save time when rolling out new apps and updates  Customer Case Study: Using Alpha Media Services for Promoting SaaS Businesses (Presented by Dave McCormick, Alpha Software, and Ian Brower and Nick Brower (Ogilvy-Mather Cleo Winners)
10:00 AM Technical Session: Stylizing Applications - New Out of the Box Templates and How to Use Them Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD) 
10:45 AM Break
  Track 1: Building Sophisticated Offline Mobile Apps and Mobile Optimized Forms Track 2: Empowering Less Experienced (Citizen) Developers to Excel at Building Mobile Apps (Combating Shadow IT)
11:00 AM Technical Session: Web Apps - How to build and deploy standalone web applications and web applications that augment mobile applications. A review of techniques and available resources Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD) 
11:30 AM Technical Session: IIS Publishing - The hassle-free way to deploy on IIS Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD) 
noon Technical Session: Debugging - The methods and tools used for debugging any kind of app Customer Case Study: TBD (Presented by: TBD)
noon  PM Lunch
1:00 PM Engineering Panel/Q&A: A freeform Q&A session with the Alpha Software Engineers (Panelists from Alpha Software Engineering Team: Selwyn Rabins, Dan Bricklin, Kurt Rayner, Cian Chambliss, Lenny Forziati, Bob Moore, Terry Smith)
2:00 PM Using TransForm with Alpha Anywhere: A review of the built-in integrations that allow you to simply connect TransForm accounts to your Alpha Anywhere environment (Presented by Dan Bricklin, CTO, Alpha Software Corporation)
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Alpha Anywhere Roadmap (Selwyn Rabins, President, Alpha Software Corporation)
4:00 PM App Teardown: Reverse engineering of a complex, highly designed Alpha Anywhere 
(Presented by Selwyn Rabins, President, Alpha Software Corporation)
4:45 PM Closing Session (Richard Rabins, CEO; Selwyn Rabins, President; Dan Bricklin, CTO, Alpha Software Corporation)
5:00 PM Evening Free - Get Ready for Training!
  Friday - Post-Conference Training
8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
  AM: Building
9:00 - 10:00 AM Q&A on Thursday's App Teardown (Selwyn Rabins, President, Alpha Software Corporation)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Building and Deploying Web Apps
Get up to speed with building and deploying web applications. You'll see what it takes to build enterprise-class applications with excellent user experiences; then deploying, updating and managing them quickly -- all using a real application.
12:30 PM Lunch
  PM: Deploying
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Building and Deploying Mobile Apps
Get up to speed with building and deploying mobile apps. You'll see what it takes to build offline-capable, enterprise-class applications using best practices, including deployments and updates. 

 

*sessions subject to change as schedule evolves